"This is not a praying age.
It is an age of great activity, of great movements, but one in which the tendency is very strong to stress the seen and the material and to neglect and discount the unseen and the spiritual..
...The prayer closet is not an asylum for the lazy and worthless Christian. It is not a nursery where none but babes belong. It is the battlefield of the Church, its citadel. It's the scene of heroic and unearthly conflicts.
The closet is the base of supplies for the Christian and the Church. Cut off from it there is nothing left but retreat and disaster."
E.M. Bounds The Classic Collection on Prayer Bridge Logos p513-516